An elasmobranch maternity ward: female round stingrays Urobatis halleri use warm, restored estuarine habitat during gestation
Article first published online: 23 JAN 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Fish Biology © 2012 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
Journal of Fish Biology
Special Issue: The Current Status of Elasmobranchs: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation
Volume 80, Issue 5, pages 1227–1245, April 2012
How to Cite
Jirik, K. E. and Lowe, C. G. (2012), An elasmobranch maternity ward: female round stingrays Urobatis halleri use warm, restored estuarine habitat during gestation. Journal of Fish Biology, 80: 1227–1245. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.03208.x
- Issue published online: 12 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 23 JAN 2012
Additional Supporting Information may be found in the online version of this article:
Appendix SI. Ultrasound images of pregnant and non-pregnant females and visual assessment of female reproductive state.
Fig. S1. Examples of each dorsal abdominal distension rank used to visually assess female reproductive state at the time of tagging. Rank scores (−1 to 3) are shown from left to right. Dorsal abdominal distension ranks were assigned using the following criteria: −1, female is emaciated, skeletal features (e.g. vertebral column and pelvic girdle) are visible; 0, no distension, abdomen morphology similar to that of males or females during the non-breeding season; 1, slight-to-moderate amount of distension; 2, large amount of distension, but abdomen not yet fully distended; 3, abdomen fully distended, with high tension on the skin.
|JFB_3208_sm_as1_fs1.pdf||802K||Supporting info item|
Please note: Wiley Blackwell is not responsible for the content or functionality of any supporting information supplied by the authors. Any queries (other than missing content) should be directed to the corresponding author for the article.